A patent filed by Google speculates that mechanical toys, whose embedded microphones would be constantly listening for spoken cues, could be installed in children's bedrooms.
Apple recently announced the June 30 launch of its new music streaming service, Apple Music. How does it differ from leading music streamer Spotify?
There are few things more obnoxious than the declaration that your city’s music scene is just “the greatest” — but sorry, other cities, Seattle’s music scene is really great, and it’s a lot bigger than just grunge. We are, after all, no longer living in 1994.
And Seattle is definitely, for better or for worse, much changed from the city it was in 1994. So how does a musician actually “make it” here today? We talked to Bree McKenna and Eric Randall of Tacocat, the palindromic punk-pop stars of Seattle’s garage rock scene, about how they’ve seen that scene change over the course of their careers, what it’s like to be a band in such a rapidly transforming city, and how women are running shit on Seattle stages, both big and bar-sized, more than they ever have been before.
Apple is expected to roll out a music-streaming service similar to Spotify and Pandora. Can Apple compete in such an crowded field?